If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops, classes, and free in-store events for this weekend and more that are coming soon.
Share this fun, money-saving list with your friends and family. If you know of any other free weekend events to include, please let us know! It’s always best to call ahead to be sure that your local store is participating to avoid disappointment.
Saturday, May 27th at 11 AM. Join in the fun for story time and activities featuring Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.
RELATED: Kids in grades 1-6 can earn a free book this summer when they enroll in the free Summer Reading Program at Barnes & Noble.
Saturday, May 27th – Sunday, May 28th
Come enjoy our Go Outdoors Kid’s and Family Event Weekend at Bass Pro Shops. Free catch and release fishing pond. All participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times, all participants must have a release form signed by a parent/guardian and have a wristband order to participate. We will provide all of the supplies, free photo download, and free crafts. It’s all FREE and fun for the whole family. Check your local store for event times.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Join this workshop and learn the skills you need to properly install a tile backsplash. The lesson will cover tile options, preparing the wall before applying tiles and mounting tiles using SimpleMat adhesive. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.
Saturday, May 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids ages 3 and up design and take a patriotic windsock craft. No reservations necessary. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.
Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids Club® – Patriotic Cookies – Cost $2 per project, supplies included. Kids 3 and up can enjoy an edible Patriotic project. Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Saturday, May 27th from 1 – 3 PM
Make a crazy tulle headband or customize patriotic slime. Slime supplies are free. buy the tulle and the rest of your headband supplies are free. Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
RELATED – Check out Camp Creativity, seven weeks of making for kids ages 3 & up during June and July. Get more information at Michael’s.
More to Explore Throughout the Year:
Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th – Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.
FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2017
Here is a list of participating national parks.
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 30: National Public Lands Day
- November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
More Free Museum Dates
This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.
Free National Parks Pass for 4th Graders
If you have a child in 4th grade this year, your family can get a free National Parks Annual Pass to give you free entry into national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! Teachers of 4th graders can also get passes to plan free National Park field trips. This expires on 8/31 so don’t delay!
Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.
Bass Pro Shops
Find outdoor skills workshops and more at Bass Pro Shops. Check your local store listings to be sure they are participating.
FREE Events at the Disney Store. Calling all Characters, Super Heroes, Princesses, and Jedis! Visit Disney Store for fun, interactive events including Art of Drawing, Disney Store Trivia, Showtime and Story Time. Check with your local Disney Store for details.
* In-Store events at select locations. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event limited based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before the event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Young Eagles – Kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots.
Saturday, June 3rd at 10:15
Learn to play the Ukulele – the Workshops Series offers free workshops, online classes or in-store lessons taught by experts that will help you learn and have more fun while you do it yourself. Contact your local Guitar Center store for more information.
Home and Garden Shows
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Saturday, June 3rd from 9 AM to 12 PM
Jazzercise is currently offering FREE dance fitness classes to girls ages 16-21 at participating locations. No strings attached! Contact your local Jazzercise to see if this offer is available in your area. Valid throughout 2017.
Lego Stores Free Model Build
June 6th and June 7th
Free Dragonfly Mini Model Build – LEGO Monthly Mini Model Build events are typically held monthly where kids ages 6-14 can build a Free LEGO Platypus Mini Model! Be sure to click on the “Open Form” button to register. You must be a LEGO VIP Loyalty Member and use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account to register. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP. Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time.
Major League Baseball Clinics
Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.
Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.
Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables
Pottery Barn Kids
If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.
Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.
REI Running Classes
Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.
SKI Passport for 5th Graders
Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th-grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.
Target – Free Community Events
Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.
Saturday, June 3rd from 3-4 PM
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club – members receive special surprises with coupon, including a free Geoffrey plush toy and storybook. Join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and get the details you need to enroll from Toys R Us.
Sunday, June 4th
Chef’s Collective Series: Vitamix Essentials with Chef Joshua McFadden. Enjoy free cooking classes for adults, typically held on Sunday. Contact your local Williams-Sonoma store for times.
Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays
Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Tap Dance Day, Hamburger Day, Paper Airplance Day, and more. See more at Days of the Year.
For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.
Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!
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